Romeo Ferraris will be at the 2012 SEMA in Las Vegas (November 30 - December 2) with a new variation of the Cinquone (a tuning based on the Fiat 500) called Cinquone Stradale Tributo USA. The model will be easily recognizable by its dedicated paint-job, quite predictably vased on the colors of the American flag.
This Tributo USA is based on the Cinquone Stradale and will come with the same 1.4 T-Jet unit in a new 235 hp configuration: this four-cylinder unit produces 65 hp less than the European version, and quite curiously it will have the same output of the 1.8 TBi, meaning exacly 100 hp more than the Abarth 500 it basicallly derives from. Its power/weight ratio is still pretty good, considering that the car weighs just a little more than a ton.
The 1.4 T-Jet engine uses modificated heads and seals, pistons, intercooler, camshafts and supercharging system. These changes obviously required an adjustment of both brakes and suspension, while its captivating alloy wheels wear 215/35 tires. Inside we find Recaro seats and a dashboard covered in Alcantara and carbon fiber.
Few days ago we talked about Romeo Ferraris’ Cinquone, the street version of the race car conceived by the Italian tuning specialist, able to deliver a max power of 300 hp. Today, not only we are going to post a Romeo Ferraris Cinquone’s photo gallery but we will also take you through a brief description of the racing model of the Cinquone as well as of the history of Romeo Ferraris and his brand.
From a mechanical point of view, the Cinquone is defined by reinforced and increased axle-shafts, upgraded four pistons Brembo brakes, new blow-off valve, a larger turbocharger with rolling pads, a special cam-shafts, pressed pistons and an increased intercooler. It also features new exhaust manifolds, a down-pipe 200-cell cat converter and electronic mapping.
The Romeo Ferraris Cinquone is available in three different power steps where the turbochargers guarantee a max power of 300 hp. The vehicle’s stability is taken care of by Eibach springs and Bilstein shock abs while the Romeo Ferraris’ alloy wheels mount 215/35 tyres. Interiors feature Recaro seats with lozenge-shaped stitchings as well as a dashboard made of alcantara and carbon. Other changes in the body include air intakes on the hood, extension kit, a rear diffuser with central exhaust, spoiler and side skirts.
Our first impressions after the test drive are all on the positive side: great acceleration, reactive and precise when cornering except maybe when approaching bends on higher gears where the vehicle starts to feel more the road’s imperfections. The Cinquone’s sound is quite pleasant and when braking it feels like a proper sports car.
What you’re looking in these pics is the craziest version of the Abarth 500 around. The Romeo Ferraris Cinquone model is inspired by the Fiat 500 “Cinquone” (meaning “big five”) which ran at the Vallelunga six-hour race in Italy. The Cinquone Stradale street going model has a brand style and hefty-looking body kit with bigger bumpers, new air intakes on the bonnet and twin exhaust pipes.
On the inside of the Romeo Ferraris tuning we get a roll bar, shell-style racing seats and Alcantara finishings. The model uses the 1.4 T-Jet with 300 hp and weighs just over 1,000 kg. According to Italy’s Repubblica paper, the Romeo Ferraris Cinquone price is about 80,000 euros. More info to come.
Source | Autoblog.it